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Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

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717 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-4811
+1 757-385-3474
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Great for a rainy day

We visited the aquarium on a dreary rainy day during our stay in Virginia Beach. It was a perfect... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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a little pricey but worth it

We enjoyed our visit to the aquarium. It was a bit pricey but there are 2 buildings so if you take... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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A 300,000-gallon tank with sharks, rays, and other aquatic species, is the main atrtaction at this popular aquarium.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sea turtles” (146 reviews)
“nature trail” (126 reviews)
“marine life” (102 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
717 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-4811
+1 757-385-3474
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited the aquarium on a dreary rainy day during our stay in Virginia Beach. It was a perfect activity for the day and well worth the price for the time we spent there. It cleared up outside so we were able to walk the...More

Thank Beachbumgal365
Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed our visit to the aquarium. It was a bit pricey but there are 2 buildings so if you take advantage of all there is to offer it make it more worth your while. We also paid extra for the Imax movie which we...More

Thank Pat_Tom1
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice aquarium located on nice property with cool eco walk between the 2 mains buildings. Quite educational and interesting to visit.

Thank Fredhu007
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went here when the weather was a little off. It is a nice aquarium with a variety of animals. Easy to navigate, very close to the beach, quick and easy trip.

Thank MakoRad
Reviewed 6 days ago

As Virginians, my family was excited to see what the "Virginia Aquarium" had to offer. We were impressed by the overall size, educational quality, and overall narrative of water moving from the commonwealth's western rivers to the open ocean via the Chesapeake Bay. The exhibits...More

Thank ByLandSeaAirBlog
Reviewed 6 days ago

My babies 2 and 3, had a ball and we all enjoyed the Aquarium. A little pricey for the pictures but well worth it. This was by far the best part of our trip and one we'll never forget.

Thank carlamoses
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looking for something to do in the morning and were told about the aquarium. Arrived at opening and the seals out front were showing off and getting fed. Some stuff inside is a little worse for wear, but overall not the worst place I've ever...More

Thank Unlucky-itseemz
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our visit. The aquarium is in 2 buildings, connected by a nature walk. The kids liked the turtles roaming freely, the komodo dragon and the river otters. In between the 2 buildings is the adventure park (additional fee). Some of the obstacles looked...More

Thank unytraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I spent a few hours here. We'll always visit a local aquarium on our travels. This has been one of the better ones we've been to. Number of tanks, large and small. Plenty of staff to answer questions. Seems well maintained. Plenty...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Over 10,000 species to view,staff very knowledgeable and friendly.be sure to pet the stingrays!many interactive things on display. They even have dolphin and whale boat tours depending on what season it is.

Thank lorijones196
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Dee M
22 September 2017|
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28 July 2017|
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Response from Ryda086 | Reviewed this property |
We went on a Wednesday... it was crowded... but I would agree, staff handle it well. I think there were a couple buses there from camps and what not. I would bet that Sundays are less crowded.
Mauricio T
9 June 2017|
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Response from Valerie B | Reviewed this property |
We didn't know they had lockers either but we didn't need them.